Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June Garden

A Photo of Our Lady of Lourdes Garden Bed
Planter with Dahlias, Alyssum, and Million Bells

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


As my husband set up the sprinkler yesterday morning, we saw a hummingbird flying around. It hovered over the sprinkler a couple of times, taking a little shower, and darted from place to place.  Hopefully, we can get a photo one of these days.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Our Recent Visitor

Tiger Swallowtail

Brendan and Theresa came running inside today, urging me to come and see the swallowtail butterfly in our backyard. Several of the other children and I quickly went outside and were rewarded for doing so.  The butterfly remained resting on the rhododendron for a couple of minutes.

Friday, June 11, 2010


We have added Blanketflower 'Burgundy' (Gaillardia Grandiflora), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia 'Goblin') and a third Gaillardia (I can't find the tag, but I think that it was Arizona Sun) to one of our front garden beds.

Marian Name: Virgin's Face

Blanket Flower 'Burgundy' (Gaillardia Grandiflora)

Description: Perennial. Large daisylike flowers bloom June to August and attract butterflies to the garden. Makes an excellent cut flower. Prefers well-drained soil. Grows 18-30 inches tall.

Update: I moved this flower to a garden bed that is closer to the house. I like the flowers, but not the scraggly look. Ours grew to be about 30" tall last year.

Gaillardia 'Goblin'

Description: A dwarf variety bearing flowers with red petals and yellow edges. Grows to a height of 12" and width of 18".  Blooms June to September.

Gaillardia 'Goblin'
Photo taken by Theresa, June 25, 2011.